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Mar del Plata Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Mar del Plata Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I slept for a few minutes when the airport police woke me up – Jacob

MDQ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mar del Plata Astor Piazzolla International Airport.

What to Expect

mar del plata airport guideThe small terminal at Mar del Plata Airport (code: MDQ) handles domestic routes, and its facilities are limited to a landside snack bar and a couple of shops. Unfortunately, you must pay for WiFi access. An airport lounge is available. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Mar del Plata Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Mar del Plata Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

Aeropuertos VIP Club – Location: Landside, Ground Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Mar del Plata Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

There are a few small hotels near Mar del Plata Airport, but you may prefer to make the 16+ minute drive into the city.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Mar del Plata, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24-hour restaurants. There is only one food option, the Delimarket, located landside.

Drinking Water

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Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.


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WiFi is available at Mar del Plata Airport for a fee. Rate: $20 (two hours).

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, Main Hall.

Duty-Free & Shopping – The airport has a Newspaper/Magazine shop (Landside), and Raffaelli Giardino sells clothing (Landside).

Information desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s help desk for assistance. Location: landside, Main Hall, across from Check-in counters.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags by getting them covered with plastic wrap. Location: Terminals A and C, landside.

Medical services – First aid services are available if you feel unwell or injured yourself. Location: landside, Main hall.

Pharmacy – A pharmacy is located landside. Hours are not known.

Post Office – Send out your last-minute postcards at the post office. Location: Terminal A, landside, arrivals hall.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Mar del Plata Airport is served by the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas • Andes Lade • Avianca • Flyest • Lade.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses and Colectivos

The Mar del Plata Airport is connected to the city by bus line 542. Bus fare costs $0.80 with a transit card or $0.95 without one. The bus pickup/drop-off is outside the airport in the parking area.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies have offices in the main hall of the airport: Avis • Hertz.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside the main terminal entrance. As of this update, the estimated fare to the city center is approximately $10.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.